In 1981, Putnam Notes Population Spike

The issue featured several crime items that were tied to youths.

The front page of the March 12, 1981 Brewster Standard offered stories on everything from an increasing population to two little boys charged with smashing 31 windows at a local fire house.

Other stories on the front page focused on a Brewster buffet to benefit Putnam Red Cross, mailbox thefts and the cost of the then-new county jail.

The paper, available online via the Brewster Public Library, existed from 1869 to 1982 and covered the Brewster-Southeast area, as well as Danbury (CT), Pawling, Peekskill, Poughkeepsie, White Plains and Yonkers.

Here is a snippet of a story (Local Artist Talent Gallery Show Celebrates Local Artistic Talent) appearing on Page 5:

"Delicate paper collages by Frances Chin of Purdys, powerful woodcut prints by Motoko Ikeda-Spiegel of Briarcliff, a hand-printed Japanese bound book of poetry by Barbaba Morse of South Salem and simple line form studies of nudes by Carmen Rivera of Tarrytown are featured works in the latest exhibit at the North Salem Gallery."

Do you have a memory of an event (or news report) that took place in Brewster years ago on this day? If so, please tell us in the comment section below.


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